Science can be a frightening word, particularly when it's listed under "cause of death" and followed by three exclamation points. Overcome your fear of knowledge with this Groupon.
$39 for a MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition package for two ($74.90 total value)
- Admission for two to MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition ($24.95 value each)
- Admission for two to MOSI Permanent Galleries
- One parking token ($5 value)
- Admission for two to see one Standard IMAX Dome Theatre film ($10 value)
- Two medium popcorns ($10 value)
Visitors will start at the MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, where they'll get to try all sorts of experiments that are too messy for the house. They can dodge paintballs, run through a rain machine, and yank the tablecloth out from under a giant meal, all the in name of science. There are also heaps of cool gear used on the show, from an arrow machine gun to a giant mechanical shark, which patrons may recognize from previously busted myths. After a live show, they'll move into the museum's permanent exhibits, including The Saunders Planetarium, Idea Zone, Mission: Moonbase, and Disasterville. Once they're ready to refuel, patrons can sit down at the IMAX theater with their included bag of popcorn to watch an ever-changing range of movies.
Tampa's Museum of Science & Industry—also known as MOSI—has all the answers; even to questions you hadn't thought up yet. What would it be like to live on the moon? Head over to Mission: Moonbase for a detailed simulation. What did the night sky look like in the distant past and what will it look like in the future? The Saunders Planetarium can conjure the starscape of any era. These are just two of the museum's 450 hands-on activities, which also include The Amazing You—an interactive exhibit that explores the process of human development—and the BioWorks Butterfly Garden.
All of these activities feed into the nonprofit, community-based museum's mission of making science fun and accessible to curious citizens of all ages. It is home to a massive children's museum, a water treatment facility that doubles as an exhibit on marshy ecosystems, and an IMAX dome theater—the only one of its kind in Florida.